CRFS Launches Range of RFeye Nexus Modules for SIGINT applications

Features 80 MHz real-time bandwidth, 150 GHz/s, PCIe data streaming
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CAMBRIDGE and LONDON —CRFS has introduced its RFeye Nexus range of wideband receiver modules, featuring signal interception capability and flexible PCIe interfacing for easy integration into other systems.

Intended for signals intelligence applications, the RFeye Nexus range offers 80 MHz real-time bandwidth from either 100 kHz to 18 GHz or 100 kHz to 6 GHz. Each module is capable of sweeping at 150 GHz/s with noise characteristics for reliable signal capture, including short-burst events.

The RFeye Nexus range is modular and has flexible backplane and interface options, enabling modules to be installed in any suitable enclosure and easily connected to power, PCIe, trigger and reference sources. Modules can be supplied as Vita 3U rack-mountable cards with VPX backplane for integration with the broader sensor arrays typically found in signals intelligence or electronic warfare systems. They can also be provided as integrator modules with custom fitment and a PCIe connector capable of supporting full IQ data streaming. A fully standalone option is available in an IP67 enclosure with PCIe Edge connectivity for users wanting a deployment-ready system. This option also supports a Linux-based control card for on-board data processing and autonomous operation with an optional optical fiber interface for data streaming.

Multiple RF input ports enable comparison of signals from different antennas, and support direction finding. Timing and synchronization features allow correlation of data between multiple modules for accurate geolocation of target signals using Time Difference of Arrival or Power on Arrival techniques.

The RFeye Nexus range is supported by the existing RFeye suite of software, and modules can be deployed as part of the end-to-end RFeye Detect or RFeye Secure solutions for wide area and in-building monitoring.